How are missionaries like tomatoes?

So says gardener Christine Berglund in her Forthright Magazine column today. writing about “fishers of men” in general:

Sometimes the word “support” is used synonymously with “money” when it comes to our church workers. In reality, they need much more than a paycheck, although let’s not neglect that!

And while we are on that subject, it’s a shame that the monetary support does not often continue past a few years, and then precious time is spent away from the work so that support can be raised, again.

She knows whereof she speaks, it would seem, describing the situation well. Perhaps the article will serve as one more reminder of the needs for the church of God can fill and the mission task it must take more seriously.

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